Live reload with Asp.Net 5

In Asp.Net 5 the development is faster because it compiles on save.
But I still have to refresh the browser manually.

Is there a live reload option in Visual Studio, or should I use a gulp plugin for that?


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Method 1

You can enable BrowserLink and while editing your code hit Ctrl+Alt+Enter to cause the browsers to refresh automatically. Alternatively you can hit the browser link refresh button in the Visual Studio ToolBar.

public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder application)
    // Only enable browser link if IHostingEnvironment says it's 
    // running in Development.
    if (this.hostingEnvironment.IsDevelopment())
        // Allow updates to your files in Visual Studio to be shown in 
        // the browser. You can use the Refresh 
        // browser link button in the Visual Studio toolbar or Ctrl+Alt+Enter
        // to refresh the browser.

    // Omitted...

You also need to add the Browser Link NuGet package in your project.json:
"dependencies": {
    "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.BrowserLink.Loader": "14.0.0-beta7",
    // Omitted...

Method 2

context => Mats made a new extension which refreshes automatically after SAVE button. Grag the VS extension from visual studio gallery.

Save your VS changes and the browser is reloaded.

All methods was sourced from or, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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